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2024 40th AGM Question invite.

All IOBA members are invited to submit questions for the 40th AGM in advance of 08/06/24, this is also to cover non attendees.

Please email AGM questions to <>

Joss Barns : IOBA General Secretary

IOBA Committee | Indefatigable OBA (



The IOBA can help our less fortunate members, so that they are able to attend future Reunions!!

In memory of, the above assistance is known as ‘The Indefatigable Robert Griffin Award’.

As some people will remember, Robert Griffin 1974/76 was an inspirational Petty Officer & Drum Major, let’s pause and think about a great guy who gave his life for the defense of his country, the best spirit of the Indefatigable, RIP school friend and Brave Royal Marine.

Robert sadly lost his life during the closing days of the Falklands War in 1982 (age 22).

Foxtrot 4 – The Forgotten Falklands Wreck

THE AWARD FOR 2024 is now open for applications

Guide on the parameters and criteria to be applied for 2024;

Applicant to be decided by the serving IOBA committee.

Maximum Award to be £300. Nominees will be asked to submit an approximate overall costing to justify.

To include; UK Travel expenses / Accommodation / Reunion Dinner & Bar.

The Committee have set the following guidelines;
1) £300 max.
2) Must be a fully paid up member of the IOBA.
3) Not previously been to an AGM under the terms of this proposal.
4) Committee to decide on the IOBA Member to attend (along with a second choice in case the offer is declined).
5) Less Fortunate Members Representative to coordinate.

The IOBA can help members, but I must stress at this point, your ‘application will be decided by the serving IOBA committee’.

If you would like to take up the offer, please write/email to:


Andrew Butler 1977-78 / Chairman.

Mob: 07783596046


If you would like to make a donation, large or small, to the IOBA, you can do so via PayPal below… , thank you.

Link:  Donate to the IOBA

© 2023

‘You wouldn’d last a month without Seafarers’

‘You wouldn’t last a month without Seafarers’

By The late Reverend Canon Bob Evans;

RIP 3rd January 2024 age 99


Well-known to tens of thousands of Liverpool Seafarers over a period of almost fifty-five years, Canon Bob Evans is the most iconic figure in the Liverpool Shipping commiunity and INDE OLD BOYS!

Here’s the first part of our interview with Bob;

Part One:

Here’s the second part of our interview with Bob;

Part Two

Here’s the third and final part of our interview with Cannon Bob Evans;

Part Three:

The Indefatigable BOOK by : The Reverend Canon Bob Evans, The Story of Indefatigable 1864-1995

Inde Book by Bob Evans 2005

On sale via the IOBA below

Indefatigable old boys association merchandise and engravings by Rolldove studio

TS. Blackcap SCC 2013. IOBA Award 2012 (6)

TS. Blackcap SCC 2013. IOBA Award 2012 (4)

Indefatigable Old Boys Association (IOBA):  Archives Secretary

IOBA 2023 Reunion Photos

© 2023

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